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492nd Bomb Group Missions
The 492nd flew 67 combat missions over Germany and Nazi occupied countries, losing a total of 55 Liberators and 520 young men.
Of the 520 total casualties, 234 were killed in action (KIA), 26 were wounded in action (WIA), 131 were taken prisoner (POW) and 129 were interned in either Sweden or Switzerland - all within 89 days of operation.
The best way to gain an appreciation for what the crews of the 492nd went through is by reading these mission pages.
Missions List and
Links to all 67 Mission Pages
492nd Bomb Group Missions
the Master List of all 67 missions
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